MHA, in collaboration with The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education, Jawonio and Rockland County Pride Center, is hosting a movie screening of Far From the Tree, a film which examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways.
We invite you to join us on December 6 from 7:00-9:30 pm at Clarkstown High School South for a screening of this beautiful film based on the New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon. There will be a Q & A with Director, Rachel Dretzin, following the screening. This event is FREE and open to the public.
We hope you will join us on December 6th for the movie screening of this great film! For more information about this event, contact Velvet Reda at extension 257.
MHA Welcomes a New Department
By Nicole Annunziata, Director of Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement is a brand new department that was introduced to the agency in May 2018, although not a new concept to MHA. Over the past seven months, we have been able to closely track quality measures across the agency and within each unique department. This allows each program director to receive data on his/her program outcomes to help inform changes that may be needed to enhance the services our members receive. Collaboration within the departments has increased with a refreshed focus on data and how it helps inform new and improved workflows.
Initiatives such as the foundational belief of Zero Suicide, Tobacco Cessation Programs, initiation and engagement of treatment and reducing emergency department visits are just a few of the common goals of MHA and our community partners. We have had the pleasure of participating in various workgroups in the county, such as the Rockland Community of Care, led by our partners at Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative. This has strengthened our relationships with other Rockland based community organizations, served as a platform for sharing best practices and allows the members of our community to gain additional access to resources. Although Quality Improvement has a large focus on data and outcome measures, our common goal is still to ensure that the members of our community are receiving all services that are available to them and that any social determinant of health needs are met.
We are excited to welcome Nicole Annunziata as the Director of Quality Improvement! Formerly, Nicole was the Director of MHA’s Adult Care Management Department.
MHA was the proud recipient of the Service Provider of the Year award from the Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC). The REDC honored companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Rockland’s economic vitality and have substantially enhanced the local business climate. It is an incredible honor that acknowledges MHA’s contribution to the vitality of the Rockland community and the lives of the more than 5,000 people we are privileged to positively impact each year.
SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR: The Mental Health Association of Rockland has a 67 year history of providing outstanding services to more than 50,000 Rockland residents since its inception in 1951. It has grown from a grassroots organization to the premier provider of behavioral health services in the community, engaging more than 5,000 individuals annually. MHA consistently strives to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental health and/or substance use issues. MHA offers a vast array of therapeutic services, with most programs offered in people’s homes, schools, and workplaces. The operational principles include passion, commitment, innovation, collaboration, and fiscal responsibility. The staff of 200 employees work tirelessly to connect people, educate families, and rebuild lives each and every day. We look forward to a bright future, continuing to serve those who need us most and contributing to Rockland being the best community it can be.